freebsd 5.0 boot manager
andrew at cream.org
Sun Apr 13 17:18:33 PDT 2003
> My name is David. I'm a big freebsd fan. I've install many
> freebsd from the 4.X series in the past. Anyway ,I purchase
> the freebsd 5.0 Jan 2003 series and everything went fine
> except for the boot manager. It boots up the freebsd but
> not my windows 98 partion. This is the first time I am
> seeing this. This never happen with the other freebsd's
> I installed in the past.
Hmmmm - I know of several people that have had this problem in the past
but I'm afraid I don't know of a solution.
When I installed 5 i ended up having to reinstall Windows as I was
unable to return it to a bootable state and then re-install FreeBSD,
asking it not to change the MBR. After I had done this I used a GRUB
disk to boot FreeBSD and then I installed GRUB on the drive using the
FreeBSD port. Hence I ended up using GRUB as my bootloader instead of
FreeBSD's boot manager.
I'm not sure if there is a different way to go about solving this
problem, but this fixed it for me!
If you need any help using GRUB then don't hesitate to drop me a line,
it confused me initally :)
More information about the freebsd-questions